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Synchronous 2.5 A Step-Down Regulator Comes in a 3 mm x 3 mm QFN

February 5, 2010 1:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology’s LTC3604 high efficiency, 4 MHz synchronous buck regulator incorporates a unique constant frequency/controlled on-time, current mode architecture. It can deliver up to 2.5 A of continuous output current at output voltages as low as 0.6 V from a 3mm x 3 mm QFN or MSOP-16E package. Its current mode operation offers 


Automated 3-Phase CDN Touts Reliable High Power Consumption EUT Testing

February 5, 2010 1:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq Inc. released an automated 3-phase coupling/decoupling network (CDN) for EFT and surge testing. The CDN 3063 provides safe, reliable operation in a wide range of test setups, including higher current level and 3-phase EUT (equipment under test) testing. To prevent 


Frequency Converter Delivers Pure Sine Wave Output Voltage

February 5, 2010 1:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ FTT 3K Series modular AC/AC frequency converter system uses microprocessor controlled, high frequency PWM technology to deliver 3-Phase, 3000VA continuous sine-wave output power, from a 3-phase input. Standard versions of the FTT 3K system provide 


GPS Module Presented as Enabling Rapid Navigation for Long Periods

February 5, 2010 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vincotech has launched modules based on the latest SiRFstarIV technology. The A2100 GPS receiver module is built around the new GSD4e chip with sophisticated firmware. The special SiRFawareTM technology is said to allow the module to be in a state of readiness at all times thereby enabling 


Hi-speed USB2.0 Module is Customizable

February 5, 2010 1:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has announced the availability of QuickUSB, a customizable USB2.0 connectivity module. This 2” x 1” circuit board implements a bus-powered Hi-speed USB 2.0 endpoint terminating in a single 80-pin target interface connector. With the companion QuickUSB Customizer software, users can 


Rugged Control Unit Features Natural Convection Cooling

February 5, 2010 1:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems now offers the NightHawk RCU, a rugged, compact Intel Atom-based, self-contained control unit that weighs 4.5 lbs. This light weight, combined with a slim profile and natural convection/radiation cooling that dissipates up to 


Synchronoss Technologies 4th-qtr profit rises

February 5, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Synchronoss Technologies Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit rose 67 percent, surpassing analyst forecasts.The company, which provides transaction management software for communication companies, said Thursday that it earned $4.5 million, or 14 cents per share, in the fourth quarter. That compares...

CA Inc. declares dividend of 4 cents per share

February 5, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software maker CA Inc. on Friday declared a quarterly dividend of 4 cents per share.The dividend is payable March 16 to shareholders of record Feb. 16.


Earnings Preview: Electronic Arts

February 5, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. reports its fiscal third-quarter results after the stock market closes Monday, the day after running its first-ever Super Bowl advertisement.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: EA, known for games such as "The Sims" and the popular "Madden" football series, gave a...

S & P rates Berkshire Hathaway's $8B in notes 'AA+'

February 5, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Friday placed an "AA+" rating on $8 billion of notes issued by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.The rating is the next to the highest long-term credit rating S&P offers.The notes issued Thursday will be used to help Warren Buffett's investment company buy the...

Chinese man gets 2½ years for phony Cisco parts

February 5, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese businessman who sold phony Cisco computer parts to U.S. buyers has been sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison.The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles announced the sentence Friday against Yongcai Li. He also was ordered to repay nearly $800,000 to Cisco Systems Inc.Li had a...

Select the Best Isolated Brick DC-DC Converter For Your Application

February 5, 2010 10:11 am | by Paul Knauber, Field Applications Engineer, Murata Power Solutions | Articles | Comments

Selecting the best isolated brick DC/DC converter for an application can pose a challenging task for the design engineer. There are a number of circumstances that can motivate a particular choice. These could be transient response, efficiency, environmental conditions, or mechanical packaging.


Another Land Pattern Mixup

February 5, 2010 9:54 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Here's an interesting error that doesn't show up very often. Notice that the opening in the solder mask matches about what the copper land pads should be, but the pads themselves are really tiny. To start with, it's not an...


Some People You Won't Meet at SolidWorks World

February 5, 2010 9:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

I think we can all agree that meeting new people (or seeing old friends) is one of the highlights of SolidWorks World. It's next to impossible to meet everyone though, and there are some very cool folks that you will likely never have the opportunity to meet. Laurie Davis and Kerry Healey...

/ CORRECTION - Trinity

February 5, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the news release, "The Epiphany Faith & Family Values 100 Fund Celebrates Its Third Anniversary With a 4-Star Morningstar Rating," issued Thursday, February 4, 2010, by Trinity, we are advised by the company that the first sentence of the first paragraph should read "Trinity Fiduciary Partners,...


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